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Best of the Capitol and the Aladdin Years

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
This two-CD set packages the Aladdin and Capitol tracks of the warblers from Newport News, VA. The 45 tracks released from 1951 to 1958 encompass all their hits and misses. The songs are not in chronological order, which is a real bummer; instead, they're compiled according to popularity. "Ling Ting Tong" Capitol, September 1954, their must successful recording number five on the R&B chart and number 28 pop is the first track, while their first single, "With a Broken Heart" Aladdin, April 1951, doesn't appear until the 21st track. The collection features their original rendition of Chuck Willis' "Close Your Eyes" and the Ink Spots-ish "The Verdict," along with "Out ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
This two-CD set packages the Aladdin and Capitol tracks of the warblers from Newport News, VA. The 45 tracks released from 1951 to 1958 encompass all their hits and misses. The songs are not in chronological order, which is a real bummer; instead, they're compiled according to popularity. "Ling Ting Tong" Capitol, September 1954, their must successful recording number five on the R&B chart and number 28 pop is the first track, while their first single, "With a Broken Heart" Aladdin, April 1951, doesn't appear until the 21st track. The collection features their original rendition of Chuck Willis' "Close Your Eyes" and the Ink Spots-ish "The Verdict," along with "Out of Sight, Out of Mind," "Let There Be You," "I Wish I'd Never Learned to Read," and many more. Some later recordings on King and other small labels are not included.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/28/2000
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431007921
  • Catalog Number: 79
  • Sales rank: 279,546

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ling Ting Tong (2:12)
  2. 2 Close Your Eyes (2:19)
  3. 3 The Verdict (2:31)
  4. 4 I Wish I'd Never Learned to Read (1:58)
  5. 5 She's the Most (2:13)
  6. 6 I Dreamt I Dwelt in Heaven (2:29)
  7. 7 My Pigeon's Gone (2:22)
  8. 8 Out of Sight, Out of Mind - Dave Cavanaugh & His Orchestra (2:17)
  9. 9 Wisdom of a Fool - Van Alexander & His Orchestra (2:38)
  10. 10 Let There Be You - Dave Cavanaugh & His Orchestra (2:34)
  11. 11 From the Bottom of My Heart - Van Alexander & His Orchestra (2:40)
  12. 12 The Gypsy - Van Alexander & His Orchestra (2:36)
  13. 13 Who Do You Know in Heaven (That Made You the Angel You Are?) - Van Alexander & His Orchestra (2:20)
  14. 14 C'Est la Vie - Dave Cavanaugh & His Orchestra (2:25)
  15. 15 To Each His Own - Dave Cavanaugh & His Orchestra (2:22)
  16. 16 Dream - Van Alexander & His Orchestra (2:12)
  17. 17 It's a Cryin' Shame (2:28)
  18. 18 Emily Please - Dave Cavanaugh & His Orchestra (2:15)
  19. 19 Handy Andy (2:28)
  20. 20 One Great Love (2:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 With a Broken Heart (2:59)
  2. 2 The Glory of Love (3:09)
  3. 3 Yes Sir, That's My Baby (2:32)
  4. 4 Red Sails in the Sunset (3:15)
  5. 5 Be Anything (But Be Mine) (3:06)
  6. 6 Mistakes (3:04)
  7. 7 If You Only Knew (2:40)
  8. 8 Hold Me (2:04)
  9. 9 Will My Heart Stand a Chance (3:16)
  10. 10 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You (2:56)
  11. 11 Can't Keep from Crying (2:46)
  12. 12 Yearning (3:01)
  13. 13 There Ought to Be a Law (2:27)
  14. 14 Mama (Your Daughter Told a Lie on Me) (2:25)
  15. 15 When You're Gone (2:22)
  16. 16 I'll Always Be in Love With You (2:33)
  17. 17 Rocking and Crying Blues (2:21)
  18. 18 These Foolish Things (2:43)
  19. 19 Teardrops in Your Eyes (3:06)
  20. 20 My Saddest Hour (3:15)
  21. 21 (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover (3:17)
  22. 22 Oh! Babe! (3:02)
  23. 23 Someday, Sweetheart (3:09)
  24. 24 Deep in My Heart (3:26)
  25. 25 Story of Love (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Five Keys Primary Artist
Dave Cavanaugh & His Orchestra Track Performer
Technical Credits
Billy Hill Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Ron Furmanek Annotation
Jay Livingston Composer
Bob Norberg Engineer
Tommy Steel Art Direction
Steve Kolanjian Liner Notes, Track Annotations, Sessionography
Henry Marquez Art Direction
Michael Ochs Photo Courtesy
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Holt Marvell Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes Composer
John Spikes Composer
Mack Wolfson Composer
Edward R. White Composer
Ron Larson Artwork
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